Chattahoochee Stables


Chattahoochee Stables
2180 Highway 17
Sautee Nacoochee, Ga. 30571

Our stables offer guided trail rides with horses that are in training year round to make your riding experience one to remember. We want you and your family to come out and ride; we even accommodate the little ones (children under five) by letting them ride with an adult in your party.



4th Annual SANG Annual Golf Tournament


4th Annual SANG Annual Golf Tournament, June 7, 2013 at Innsbruck Golf Course in Helen, Ga.  Start time:  11:30 a.m.

[FYI:  SANG stands for Save the Animals of Northeast Georgia]

Local events scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2013

This coming weekend is going to be very eventful.  Mark your calendars for the following events, all of which are this Saturday, May 25:

An Appalachian Evening,
a variety show featuring music and storytelling following the traditions from the Appalachian Mountains.
Where & When:  SNCA Theatre, 283 Highway 255 North, Sautee Nacoochee, GA, at 7:30 p.m.
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Where & When:  Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, Ga. 6:00-11:00 p.m.
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Art in the Park
(Last Saturday of the month, May-October)
Unicoi State Park
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24th Annual Pig Out Barbecue,
a fundraiser for the volunteer firefighters.
Where & When:  Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Highway 255 North, Sautee Nacoochee, Ga., from noon-5:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Capt. Roger Williams, 706-878-9349 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 706-878-9349 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

The Orchard Golf & Country Club

The Orchard Golf & Country Club
1057 Orchard Drive
Clarkesville, Ga. 30523
(706) 754-3156

“Established in 1989, opened for play in 1991, the 1100-acre master planned Private Country Club community located in Clarkesville, GA, is in one of the nations top-rated retirement communities. Nestled up against the Chattahoochee National Forest at the base of the Appalachian Mountains, the golf course was created amid apple orchards, annual flowering trees, shrubs, and cool running mountain streams. The creeks that wind throughout the property sustained the working cattle farm/orchard it once was and are now home to deer and other wildlife.

“The eighteen-hole championship layout is a journey through picturesque mountains making it the absolute golfing experience and nature at its best. Five sets of elevated tees, Bermuda fairways, and flawless bentgrass greens guarded by white sand bunkers were designed and built by famed golf course architect, Dan Maples.

“With 4 tennis courts, a community swimming pool, fully stocked pro shop, and cafe; The Orchard offers the total country club experience.”

The Sautee Express, LLC

The Sautee Express, LLC
Highway 255 (across from the Old Sautee Store)
Sautee Nacoochee, Ga. 30571
(706) 969-4036 or (404) 310-2558

“Enjoy the peaceful elegance of the North Georgia Mountains. Private horse drawn excursions, 1-3 hours, morning, mid-day, afternoon and sunset. Scenic horse drawn carriage rides. Call for an appointment.”

North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm

North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm
2912 Paradise Valley Road
Cleveland, GA 30528
(706) 348-7279

I highly recommend this place, especially if you have children. The facility wasn’t fancy or elaborate but I was very impressed by how clean everything was and how well tended the animals were. All the staff we met were knowledgeable and very helpful and they seemed to really care about the place. The only annoying point about the visit was that they were hard to find due to lack of adequate signage, so get that figured out before you leave if you can.

Here’re a few photos I took of our visit:

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